"I just wanted to let you know that Dexter rocked the party again at our holiday party on Friday! He is such a great DJ and entertainer. Everyone loves the energy and fun he brings to the party. He was also set up well in advance and very attentive! We love having Amplify as a part of our events and thank you all for being so great and easy to work with. :)"
Polly, Tallahassee Primary Care Associates
"Amplify Entertainment (especially Dexter) made my wedding day perfect! They are so professional and easy to work with. I gave them my ideas and they made it work. I highly recommend them for any special occasion!!"
Kristen + Troy
"We were beyond pleased and over the moon with our experience with Amplify at our wedding. Dexter (Black Tarzan) was our DJ and let me tell you he really transformed and made our night unforgettable!"
Tori + Cole
"We heard nothing but amazing things about Amplify, and for good reason! Amplify has been very communicative and helpful throughout the whole process. And how do I even begin to talk about our DJ, Dexter?! He was phenomenal!!! Everyone at the wedding kept telling us how impressed they were with his dancing, he really got the party going! He is filled with positive, fun vibes and was incredibly flexible. Thank you for being a part of our special day, you really made it memorable!"
Julia + Gan
"Dexter was our DJ for our wedding last Saturday and he was AMAZING!!! Played such good music, got the party going, played all the music we asked for and even rapped! All our guests went crazy and we got told multiple times it was the funnest and best wedding they have ever been to!!! Thank you so much Nate and Dexter for making our wedding unforgettable! Best decision we ever made was having Amplify apart of our special day!"
Katelyn + Jesse
"Everything about Amplify is awesome. Finding a DJ for my wedding felt soooo daunting and I had no idea what to expect looking around but Amplify took care of things I didn’t even know I needed. Dance floor, all kinds of lighting, my sister drew a design we got to use for the monogram. They are extremely thorough and want to get to know you, what kind of wedding vibe you’re going for, and they’re just freakin nice lol. Dexter DJed my wedding and there are really no words to express the gratitude I have for his services! I really only knew a few specific songs I wanted in the ceremony and reception so in the format of Amplify; we gave him our favorite bands, songs, genres and he made suggestions aka READ OUR MINDS! And then on wedding day he filled in the gaps with music from the same vibe. HES AWESOME! MY GRANNY DANCED WITH HIM TWICE !! definitely recommend. Especially if you’re having a beach wedding :)"
Tatum + Hugh
"Dexter was the best DJ that I have ever experienced. He was personable, energetic, fun loving, and got everyone up and dancing (which I did not expect to happen!)!! I have gotten so many compliments about him after wedding and many of the guests want to use him for their events. Dexter is absolutely amazing!"
Nadia & Johnny
"Dexter Bryant the DJ at Amplify is the kind of dream vendor that as soon as we started working with him we felt immense relief because we knew he was going to do a perfect job, and he ended up exceeding even those expectations. He was so kind, collaborative, and professional during all the planning process, and blew us away with his energy, excitement, and flawless execution during our big day. We started with a phone call with Nate, the owner of Amplify Entertainment. He gave us the overall rundown of the kind of in-depth service we were going to get. It sounded great, so we signed on and then browsed the profiles of Amplify DJs to see who was the best fit for our vibe. Dexter was the clear first choice, and we were very pleased to learn he was available for our date. We then had a phone call to get to know Dexter, and he was instantly personable and genuine. He made us feel like he cared about understanding who we were as humans and how we envisioned our wedding day before even getting into discussions about music selection. In that department it was clear he had a deep appreciation for and knowledge of all kinds of different music, and he was excited to use that love for music to help us create a uniquely personal, crowd pleasing but non-cliche plan for our full day of wedding tunes. We had a lot of specific kinds of music we wanted for our big day: piano covers of indie rock songs for the ceremony, old-timey parlor jazz for cocktail hour and dinner, recognizable but not-played-out soul for cake time, and a final dance mix that included everything from The Twist to Will Smith to Cardi B. Dexter happily and patiently corresponded with us over email as we nailed down the vibe of all these different parts of the wedding. On the big day he absolutely nailed every one of these musical categories, hitting all the key moments with perfect timing, and managing the energy of the room from the start of the ceremony till final dance. The sound quality and volume levels were just right, everybody that needed a microphone had one, and there was never a squeak of hot-mic feedback the whole night. Dexter went above and beyond, helping us decide on custom uplighting colors and setting all that up to make the venue sparkle, and even jumping out on the dance floor to get people moving. We are both so grateful that we got to share our wedding day with such a wonderful human as Dexter, and will always be grateful for him for giving it the perfect soundtrack."
Courtney + Jeff
"100% satisfaction with this crew! Dexter with Amplify was our DJ for our beach wedding this past weekend...and he blew it out of the park. From ceremony to the wee hours left on the dance floor at the end of the evening, every song he played was right on point! Would 100% use them again and recommend to friends interested in using their service! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!"
Montana + Josh
"Amplify Entertainment is 100% the best! They came so highly recommended that we contacted Nate about having his company DJ our wedding in St. Augustine. Nate was wonderful to talk to over the phone, answered all of our questions, and hooked us up with the best DJ a couple could ask for. Dexter was WONDERFUL and we feel like we have known him forever. Our friends and family haven’t stopped talking about his upbeat personality, but what stood out to us the most was how genuine he was. He truly cared about us, our day, and he fit right in! He was on point the entire night, played everything we talked about when we met last month, and kept the dance floor rocking. He had no problem keeping up with our wild and ready to party friends and family! We are so glad we decided to bring Amplify Entertainment to St. Augustine for our wedding, and so grateful Dexter was our DJ!"
Liana + Bryan
"We had the best time with Amplify entertainment! It started with an interview to get to know the DJ and the company. They immediately took any stress off because they can cater to any request! We got paired with Dexter who was so much fun! I highly recommend Amplify Entertainment for your wedding!"
Dianna + Kadmiel
"Dexter is an amazing DJ and Amplify Entertainment is so professional and great to work with! We can't wait to book them again for our next corporate holiday party."
Polly, Tallahassee Primary Care Associates
"We had an amazing time with Dexter from Amplify Entertainment! He did a great job of accommodating our eclectic music taste and kept the dance floor going all night long! Nate was excellent to work with during the planning stages and helped design our awesome alternative monogram which they projected on the walls of the venue! Their services are affordable and I would highly recommend to any North Florida weddings!"
Sydney & David
"Dexter was the epitome of perfect! I could not have dreamed of a better DJ for our wedding! He fit right in like he was family and kept the party going all night! Thank you for helping to make my dreams come true."
Abbye + Logan
"Amplify Entertainment was such a great company to work with for our wedding. Nate and his team go above and beyond in making sure they get the perfect picture of what YOU want your day to feel like. We had the privilege of having Dexter DJ our wedding and he was perfect. We had so many compliments on him and how interactive he was with the guests. He knew how to get people up and dancing! We highly recommend this company."
Meagan + Adam
"Dexter was AWESOME!! Everyone had a wonderful time, and he got everybody on the dance floor which I was THRILLED about for photos lol. I didn't think that would happen :) It was just perfect!!! The lighting and sound was amazing, and the volume was perfect! Thanks again, the service was too notch, classy, and the purple uplighting gave me chills when I walked in."
Paulette, Mother of the Bride
"We chose Dexter with Amplify and had an absolutely fantastic experience. One of the best things about Amplify is that they have a pretty large number of excellent DJs with their bios and music tastes and personal style on their website so you can choose the person you think works best for your personality or the vibe you're looking for during your wedding. Upon our initial consultation, it seemed like Dexter would be the best fit for us and he did not disappoint! Even our photographer, who's done hundreds and hundreds of weddings, loved Dexter. The process is totally transparent (no mysterious charges or fees), they offer packages that fit a lot of different needs and there are a number of a la carte options to make it exactly what you want. Nate and his crew have thought of everything and covered all of the bases. Should I ever be throwing a party that needs a DJ or emcee, I'll definitely be returning to them."
Amanda + Cole
"Dexter was outstanding to say the least. He was early to the event, extremely professional, flexible, and came prepared to our venue that had little internet service. During the reception he kept the energy going and danced with us too! He was so awesome we wanted him to come out after the reception! My guests were so impressed they wanted to book Dexter for future events. I can't say enough good things about Amplify Entertainment. It's a shame I can't give them 6 stars because I would in a heartbeat. Thanks to all of you for giving me an unforgettable wedding experience."
Sarah + William
"Nate and Dexter walked us thru the whole thing, which really helped since we weren't well versed on how things should go. Dexter did a great job with the music and even got on the dance floor to help fire things up! Amplify Entertainment was a great find."
Kim + Julian
"Dexter was great at our Project Graduation event! High energy even through the wee hours! He totally related to the kids, did all the announcements we threw at him, played great (appropriate) music, and was AWESOME at raffle time! Thank you SO SO much for working with us!"
Jessica, Chiles High School Project Graduation
Clients Review Dexter
Hey everyone, my name is Dexter and I also go by Black Tarzan. I played drums in a punk and blues band called Blind Math. Our lead singer was a Mississippi Delta Blues lovin’ Jewish physicist who actually went 85% blind for a few weeks before discovering himself and his true friends in the process.
What was the first album you ever owned?
Big Willie Style by Will Smith. That album sold 9 million copies in America alone, yet most people still don’t appreciate how talented and influential a rapper Will Smith really is. His hit singles “Men In Black,” “Miami,” “Just The Two of Us,” and “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” all came from that album. All of those records were top 20 songs on the US Billboard charts, and “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” was #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (the main chart); check the archives bro. How many movie stars do you know who also have a #1 hit record in their catalog?
Will Smith is literally THE best pop chart, movie theme songwriter EVER. His songwriting style was so chill and so fun, he appealed to people of all ages, all over the world, and he starred in the same box office blockbusters that he wrote a hit song for. How many rappers or actors can say they’ve done that?
Little known fact about Will Smith’s music career: Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff actually received the first ever Grammy award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” The Grammys had NEVER awarded a hip hop song or artist before that, so Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff are fully responsible for opening up rap music to the mainstream. Their second Grammy came in 1991 with “Summertime,” their most successful single to this day. RESPEK.
Who are your favorite artists?
What are your favorite albums?
Sam’s Town by The Killers. Where You Want To Be by Taking Back Sunday. Graduation by Kanye West. And As I Am by Alicia Keys.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you.
My strict parents generally didn’t permit us to listen to rap and RnB, so my favorite genres growing up were disco, funk, classical, and pop-punk. I was a happy emo-nerd kid with rap beats in my head.
What about your unique background makes you a great DJ for any event?
I’ve been making music since I started playing drums in elementary school. As a songwriter and a musician, I’ve played/written/composed punk, blues, RnB/soul, pop, hip hop, classical, and electronic music. In college at FSU I took 2 classes for classical piano and wrote my own classical pieces to play for my final exams (one of which I also wrote and sang a live duet to accompany my piano performance piece!). My musical interests and abilities are as diverse as you’ll ever find, and I bring an abundance of love, joy, and passion every time I DJ!
Dance music is my favorite thing to bring people together, so when you see me bustin’ moves at the DJ table, just know that in a few minutes I’m probably gonna be out on the dance floor with you. I am here to amplify your event!
What are your favorite dance floor genres?
House, Disco, Top 40, Trap, and the 90s!